School of Nursing

Professor Emeriti

The title of professor emeriti is granted to certain faculty members upon their retirement who have made significant contributions to the college during their tenure and are still active members of the college community.

Andrea AckermanAndrea Ackermann
Professor Emerita of Nursing
Andrea Dodge Ackermann PhD, RN, CHSE started teaching at MSMC School of Nursing in 1999.  She served as Chairperson for 4 years. Her main contribution to the School of Nursing was the creation and development of the nursing simulation center. Since her retirement in December, 2018, she continues to serve on the board of the MSMC Mu Epsilon chapter of Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society and attend events on campus.







Sr. Leona DeBoer, OP speaking at a podiumSr. Leona DeBoer
Professor Emerita of Nursing
Mount Nursing students have Sr. Leona DeBoer, OP to thank for their incredible experience here in the Mount's Nursing program. Sr. Leona helped to found the Nursing major here at the college. Even after her retirement, she continues to remain closely connected to the college community. She often returns to campus for the Alumni Nursing Symposium and the annual Nurse Pinning Ceremony. The Sr. Leona DeBoer Graduate Nursing Award is named in her honor.







 Portrait of: Diane MurphyDianne Murphy
Professor Emerita of Nursing
Dianne Murphy helped to prepare Mount Nursing students for careers in healthcare for more than 15 years. She served as co-chair of the School of Nursing and also helped to facilitate a volunteer trip to the Dominican Republic with Mount nursing students.









Priscilla L. Sagar, EdD, RN, ACNS-BC, CTN-A, FAAN
Professor Emerita of Nursing

Dr. Sagar is a Transcultural Scholar at the Transcultural Nursing Society; Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine; member of the Nursing Hall of Fame at Columbia University; recipient of the Leininger Award for outstanding leadership in transcultural nursing; and fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Sagar’s publications include Enhancing the Representation of Transcultural Nurses in the Media;The Public Trust and Our Strength in Numbers: Harnessing the Power of Nursing; Nurses Leading the Fight Against Ebola Virus Disease; Transcultural Nursing Education Strategies; Transcultural Nursing Theory and Models: Application in Nursing Education, Practice and Administration; and book chapters on specialty nursing certification and theory application.